Keep Your Pet Safe This Firework Season
Keep Your Pet Safe This Firework Season!
It’s officially November, and that means the firework season is here. Although fireworks could be quite entertaining for us it can be a nightmare for our furry friends. Did you know, canines’ hearing range is up to two times greater than ours? Making them more sensitive to loud noises and flashing lights.
Look out for these signs of stress:
- Shaking or quivering
- Excessive drooling and licking
- Barking / Howling (Dogs)
- Trying to hide or escape the house
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of bladder or bowel control or temporary diarrhea from prolonged stress
How to keep your Dog calm
- Go for an extra-long walk or extended playtime in the day to wear your pup out before the evening festivities.
- Keep windows and curtains closed to muffle the sound of the fireworks
- Put on some music or play the TV as background noise
- Create a quiet space where your dog can feel safe and hideout.
- Try using a natural relaxant in your home. Our Pet Remedy Plug-In Diffuser and Pet Remedy Calming Spray are natural de-stressing solutions and could work wonders in calming your pet throughout the evening.
- Use a calming collar. The Beaphar Calming Collar for Dogs contains safe and natural ingredients like Valerian and Lavender to effectively calm dogs in stressful situations. Once fitted, Valerian releases immediately and your pup will begin to relax within approximately one hour.
- Keep them occupied with treats and interactive toys. You could stuff a Kong with their favourite treats or some calming ones like the Healthy Treats Calming for Puppies to help keep their mind busy and distracted from the fireworks.
How to keep your Cat calm
- Try to keep your cat indoors during peak firework hours. Cats can become more stressed if they are outside during fireworks.
- Keep your curtains closed & provide a hiding place for your cat at home.
- Distract them with catnip. We have a variety of catnip products in-store and online, from infused toys to sprays!
- Using a calming collar like the Beaphar Calming Collar for Cats can help your kitty relax and ease anxiety.
How to keep your Small Pet (Rabbit/ Chinchilla/ Hamster/ Guinea pig) calm
- If your small pet normally has access to the outdoors, it’s best to keep them inside during fireworks.
- Partly cover their cage with blankets so it’s partly soundproofed and hidden.
- Provide lots of extra bedding so your small pet has something to burrow in.
- Distract them with treats and toys.
In addition to the above measures, even if your pet is indoors during fireworks make sure that they have their collars with ID tag on at all times.. In cases of excessive fear during fireworks, your pet may try to escape the noise. You should also ensure that your pet is microchipped and registered with up to date contact information to help you if your pet manages to escape your home